The corseted office environments are history. A new trend has prevailed in which comfort and creativity take precedence, blurring the dichotomy between work and home. The fact is that feeling comfortable is vital when it comes to better performance, and companies know this, and when choosing their workspaces, they have to look beyond the furniture and accessories: lighting, colors and finishes also help create inspiring atmospheres.
A designer rug helps define these spaces, providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for the team. Whether it is a classic structure or an original shape, the rug is able to fill the room, giving it more dimension and visual appeal. By creating an attractive and calm workspace, performance and productivity are maximized. GAN rugs, accessories and spaces convey the feeling of working in a friendly environment that contributes to a peaceful atmosphere:
- Rugs in offices provide acoustic and thermal insulation. They are able to dampen footfall noise and keep rooms warm, which saves energy in the winter months.
- Rugs provide flexibility. Varied styles and colors allow complete customization and sustainability for all types of facilities, especially in educational or healthcare environments.
- Employee safety is a constant consideration. An anti-slip mat ensures a good grip on the floor. They also improve air quality by keeping allergens away.
- In addition to all these characteristics, other qualities should be considered: for example, it is flame retardant, it does not fade when exposed to sunlight, it has antistatic properties and, of course, it is easy to clean.
GAN’s designs bring together all of these properties, while providing warmth, a touch of color and its characteristic contemporary design based on traditional craftsmanship as a fundamental part of its catalogue.
Leaving behind the cold and austere minimalism of the past, GAN collections are gaining prominence in offices around the world, which are committed to making their workers feel ‘at home’.
A creative alliance: GAN x HAWORTH COLLECTION
As a result of its strategic alliance with Haworth – a global company focused on creating organic workspaces –, GAN has strengthened its commitment to the use of rugs in the workspace, breaking away from traditional seriousness and promoting free and creative environments.
Haworth Collection includes, since 2016, a selection of rugs and poufs designed by Patricia Urquiola and made by GAN exclusively for Haworth. The two brands are committed to delivering high-perfoming products for heavily trafficked areas while providing warmth, color and uniqueness to each room, whether indoors or outdoors.
DEGRADE by Patricia Urquiola is simple and elegant, it enhances wherever it is located thanks to its surprising gradient of colors, chosen with a mastery that characterizes its designer.
Another of her creations, PATCH, adapts perfectly to the working environment thanks to the material in which it is made, recycled PET. Its design forms interesting square patterns and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Designing Empathic Workspaces
WeWork, the company that reinvented the concept of coworking worldwide, adapting its offices to the needs of each individual, has dressed its Amsterdam headquarters with MANGAS SPACE.
Designs such as BANDAS, also by Urquiola, take modularity to the limit, bringing flexibility to new offices such as Capital One Lab in San Francisco.
For spaces such as offices or meeting rooms, choosing rugs with a strong graphic presence gives them a special identity. GAN’s kilims, flat and light rugs thanks to the weft of fibers covering the warp of yarns, are suitable for this purpose. ZOE SOOL, designed by Daria Zinovatnaya, expresses, through Bauhaus and Russian suprematism inspiration, the importance of form and color in their purest states.
While CATANIA by Sandra Figuerola manages to set its own pace in an open-plan space such as the headquarters of the leading company in sound quality, Beats by Dr. Dre in Culver City, California.
We welcome the new era of offices that are committed to comfort and creativity.